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Letter: Bay Delta Conservation Plan is too damaging

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a disaster plan to build two tunnels 40 feet in diameter, 35 miles long and 150 feet below the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Potentially two-thirds of the flow of the Sacramento River (a product of many rivers and streams in northern California) could be diverted to cities and farmers south of the Delta.

Adverse effects of the plan include lowering of water quality in the Delta and San Francisco Bay, restriction of fish migrations and recreational use, lost bird and wildlife habitats, lowering groundwater levels and quality, loss of thousands of acres of prime farmland and the spiraling costs to taxpayers and regional economy.

The tunnels would cost $50 billion for land seized, equipment, materials, construction, financing and legal battles. Public works projects, typically far exceed initial construction time, cost, financing and legal estimates. Learn more at www.restorethedelta.org.

John Minnehan

Lodi

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